Program Model

HasNa’s unique program model is based on the argument that lasting peace between communities depends on the capacity of people from diverse backgrounds to understand and respect one another, to participate in economies that are more interdependent and equitable, and to share a vision of a common future. This unique program model is derived from the following theory of change: working with local organizations to identify specific needs in ethnically divided communities and creating customized professional training programs that incorporate conflict resolution training will enable professional cooperation and economic development at the grassroots level. This will eventually lead to lasting peace and cultural integration within divided communities.

Based on this theory of change, the key principles that distinguish HasNa’s program model are:


Collaboration among individuals and communities through building personal and organizational relationships, training in conflict resolution, and professional development


Local Partnership to identify and customize programs around local needs


Diversity in program participants, bringing them from varying cultural, social, and economic backgrounds


Sustainability by ensuring that participants act as local leaders and focus on creating long-term solutions

Program Preconditions

1. Divided communities


2. HasNa partnership with local NGOs

3. Identify local needs that require cooperation post-program


4. Identify qualified participants

Program Characteristics

1.  Safe and neutral learning environment


2. Professional knowledge training


3. Conflict Resolution training


4. Exposure to multiple modes of cooperation


Increased cultural awareness and sensitivity




Increased individual professional knowledge




Increased individual skills in effective communication and conflict resolution

Creation of joint project plans 


Micro-level: Greater professional cooperation and increased cultural integration among participants and immediate social network




Macro-level: Greater professional cooperation and increased cultural integration among participants and broader community (local government officials, institutions, community leaders, civil society organizations)

 Sustainable peace and integration